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ABC to b’cast edited D.C. ‘United’ concert

Clear Channel allows Alphabet to air event

ABC plans to televise a two-hour version of this Sunday’s “United We Stand,” an all-day concert at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium benefiting victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

ABC sealed a deal with Clear Channel Entertainment, which is producing Sunday’s event, to edit down and air the primetime version. The Alphabet web will broadcast the concert — featuring performances by acts such as the Backstreet Boys, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey — on the first night of November sweeps, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.

The show’s all-star finale will also include Michael Jackson, who will perform his new song “What More Can I Give” along with other artists in attendance.

John Stamos will host the special, while Jeff Margolis and David Saltz executive produce. Margolis will also direct, along with Alan Carter.

ABC execs and producers were still hammering out which performances would make the primetime cut. Other artists expected to appear on Sunday include Bette Midler, ‘N Sync and Destiny’s Child.

Clear Channel plans to donate proceeds from the concert to the American Red Cross Liberty Relief Fund, the Salvation Army Relief Fund and the Pentagon Relief Fund. Separately, VH1 plans to air another benefit event, “The Concert for New York,” on Saturday.

ABC and Clear Channel previously have collaborated on the Radio Music Awards, which airs Oct. 26 on the net. A number of Clear Channel execs created and help produce the award show (along with Tall Pony Prods.), which marks its second year on ABC.

The net will pre-empt “Whose Line is It Anyway” and “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” to air “United We Stand.”

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